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Environmental Science Minor (17-18 Credits)

The Environmental Science Minor is designed for students outside of the Environmental Earth Science Program who want to expand their understanding of the environment through topics rooted in the earth sciences and other disciplines of environmental science. The minor provides the opportunity to apply the interdisciplinary study of environmental science across the curriculum. The minor pairs well with any major for students who want to work within their field to tackle the environmental issues of the 21st century. Students interested in declaring an Environmental Science Minor should meet with the minor coordinator (Bryan Oakley) or EES Department Chair. This minor consists of 17-18 credits, and a minimum of 9 credits must be unique to the minor.

Requirements (8 Credits)

  • Choose one from:
    • EES 220/221 Environmental Geology with Lab (Recommended)
    • EES 104 Dynamic Earth
    • EES 106 National Parks w/ EES 112 Geology Laboratory
    • EES 110 Introduction to Geology w/ EES 112 Geology Laboratory
  • EES 224 Landform Analysis

Pick One From (3-4 Credits)

  • BIO 200 Ecology and the Environment
  • BIO 130 Ecology with Lab**
  • EES 204 Global Climate Change
  • EES 205 Sustainable Energy
  • EHS 210 Environmental Health Science

Pick Two From (6-7 Credits)

  • BIO 301 Microbes and Your Health
  • EES 300 Introduction to GIS OR EES 340 Geographic Information Systems
  • EES 315 - Environmental Science and Society
  • EES 320 - Environmental Management
  • EES 321 - Watershed Management
  • EES 323 - Drinking Water Management
  • EES 456 Coastal Geologic Hazards
  • EHS 324 - Environmental Toxicology***
  • EHS 410 - Hydrology for Env. Health Prof***
  • ECO 322 - Environmental Economics****
  • GEO 306 - Gender, Justice, Environment
  • GEO 331 - Geography of Food
  • PSC 351 - Environmental Politics and Society

** Requires Chem 210/212 and minimum T1M as a prerequisite
*** Requires EHS 210 as a prerequisite
**** ECO 201 Prerequisite